"Graphic Novel Palooza" Coming this Fall!

"Graphic Novel Palooza" Coming this Fall!

"Less is more" does not apply to the number of graphic novels that should be in your library. It's one of the fastest growing, fastest selling genres on the market right now and for good reason. Kids love them! From superheroes to babysitters, there's something out there for everyone, but with so many options, how can you find the right fit? No worries. Publishers Weekly is here to help sort through this fall's "Graphic Novel Palooza."

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8 Graphic Novels to Help Tackle Tricky Topics

8 Graphic Novels to Help Tackle Tricky Topics

Though concerned parents may try to shield young readers from “adult issues” in media, what seem like grownup problems often affect kids, too. Instead of pretending like they don’t exist, wouldn’t it be better to discuss them honestly and give them a safe space for guidance? Luckily, graphic novels can serve as great conversation starters by providing a backdrop and a framework to tackle those tricky but important topics.

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Students Fall in Love with Writing

Students Fall in Love with Writing

There’s so much to love about this post from Nerdy Book Club…the mission/work of 826CHI, the beauty of giving back, the project, the pictures of the kids…truly inspiring, all. The best, best part: “And maybe that’s the best way to pay it forward. Find opportunities to be yourself, to bring your energy, enthusiasm, and passion to a place and to people who can appreciate what strengths you have to offer.” Amen to that.

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"Youth Comics Explosion" Rocks the Reading World

"Youth Comics Explosion" Rocks the Reading World

The dark days of gritty, brooding superheroes are finally brightening as more and more readers discover the fun, fast, and fantastic world of kids' comics.

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Q&A with Big Nate's Lincoln Peirce!

Q&A with Big Nate's Lincoln Peirce!

Between the release of Big Nate's latest comics collection and accepting the Milner Award for Children's Literature, Lincoln Peirce is having a busy year. Luckily, we caught up with him for a few minutes to talk about comics creation, funny title selection, and an all-new world of hilarious hijinks outside the walls of P.S. 38.

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Build Your Library with These 10 Bewitching Graphic Novels

Build Your Library with These 10 Bewitching Graphic Novels

We love graphic novels, and we know you do, too, so when we saw this bewitching assortment of graphic novels, we knew we had to share. Kids are going to be asking for these! (You're welcome.)

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Comics 101: How to Read Comics

Comics 101: How to Read Comics

Some people might open up a comic and see a cluttered mess of pictures and words. Why can’t it be orderly and sensible like reading a book? With comics, it seems like all rules go out the window, but really they’re just playing by their own set. Once you understand the method to comics’ madness, the jumble of action splashed across each page stops being overwhelming and starts getting exciting!

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Adulting 101: Now Available at a Library Near You

Adulting 101: Now Available at a Library Near You

​Adulthood is hard. And sadly, kids often leave school knowing how to balance a complex formula, but not a checkbook. Yet again, libraries across the country are stepping up and filling the needs of their communities by offering workshops that teach crucial life skills—from etiquette to cooking to finance management—to help prepare teens for the challenges ahead.

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Comics 101: What's the Difference? Comics vs. Graphic Novels vs. Illustrated Novels

Comics 101: What's the Difference? Comics vs. Graphic Novels vs. Illustrated Novels

Comics’ open-ended definition leaves room for a huge variety of storytelling techniques, dating all the way back to hieroglyphics and cave drawings. We’ve come a long way since then, so people eventually started breaking down the huge world of comics into specific categories. Here’s a crash course on the most common varieties.

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Stephan Pastis Comics Recreate Newspaper Nostalgia

Stephan Pastis Comics Recreate Newspaper Nostalgia

Ms. Yingling Reads, who reviews books with librarians in mind, gives us a great musing on the nostalgia around newspaper comics, as well as yet another testament to the awesomeness of comics.

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